NASA confirms Europa Clipper mission to study Jupiter's icy moon

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2019
by Alex Muller

NASA says that, though the mission has a launch readiness date of 2025, the agency plans to have it ready by 2023 to reduce costs.

Juno probe enters into orbit around Jupiter

Posted in Hardware on 5th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Juno satellite, which left Earth five years ago, had to fire a rocket engine to slow its approach to the planet and get caught by its gravity.

European scientists set eyes on ice moon Europa

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

European scientists are meeting to consider options for exploring Europa, a moon of Jupiter. They have ideas that could fit as add-ons to US missions that are to be launched in the 2020s.

Elon Musk says his new rocket could get us to an icy moon where life may exist

Posted in Science on 24th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Below Europa's icy crust, a warm, salty ocean may exist containing more than twice as much water as all of Earth's reserves combined.

Aurora shift confirms Ganymede has an ocean

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Shifts in Ganymedes version of the Northern Lights suggest that a saltwater ocean lurks beneath the icy crust of Jupiters largest moon.